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Trends With Benefits


Feb 5, 2016

On this episode we discuss Super Bowl 4K broadcasting, 360 video, Hololens, FAA Drone warnings, HULU and Robotic Exoskeletons.

The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of live entertainment and cutting edge tech is involved more than ever. With the brand new EyeVision 360 cameras shooting in 5K resolution, there will be some unique new ways to view replays.

There has also been a pretty vocal backlash to CBS, regarding the lack of 4K broadcasting. There is actually a good reason for this and we discuss why that anger may be misplaced.

Microsoft HoloLens has released a Russell Wilson-heavy video, showing how they envision the future use of AR for live sporting events. We have to say, it's pretty amazing and you can check out the video here: Microsoft Hololens.

What won't be allowed at the Super Bowl are drones. The FAA has promised that any drone within 36 miles of Levi Stadium can be taken down with “deadly force”. We'll discuss what that means, as well as the Dutch plan of using actual anti-drone Eagles!

HULU users may have reason to worry, with the report this week that Time Warner, Inc., is looking into acquiring a stake in the streaming television service. If this happens, one of the greatest benefits of using HULU, may be at risk of disappearing.

Finally, there is a company called SuitX that has come up with a revolutionary way to assist people with mobility issues. Their robotic exoskeleton, the Phoenix, could potentially improve the quality of life for people around the world.

 

Trends With Benefits is a weekly tech podcast and live video broadcast. It brings together experts from Digital Trends to discuss the tech topics of the day and beyond.

 

Today's episode features Caleb Denison, Ryan Waniata, Drew Prindle and Greg Nibler.

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